Widowed Friends

Widowed Friends helps support positive changes to the well being of widows and widowers in our communities through inclusion and friendship. We are not a grief support group, but focus on helping members regain their social connections after loss.

In a very short time Widowed Friends grew from an idea to a reality.

Our History

Starting with a Sunday cocktail event with just 25 attendees in 2015, our Widowed Friends membership rapidly grew to over 225 members, with more joining each month from all over the GTA.

You can read more about us in this article published in Metroland Media’s Inside Halton in April 2019 – here’s the link.

Our Core Values

Provide a sense of belonging and connection to all our members.

Offer understanding and compassion towards their needs.

Foster community partnerships.

Provide responsible and accountable leadership.

Offer encouragement and support.

 

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Our Story

The idea for the group began when Stephanie, a recent widow, found herself at loose ends on weekends, a particularly difficult time for people who have lost their spouse.

She wondered if there were others in the widowed/widower community feeling the same way and wondered how to connect people together so we could all benefit from shared understanding, friendships and social support. She along with some others organized a first get together and Widowed Friends grew from there. 

 From the start, the focus of the group was on developing weekly events, so members always had something to look forward to and new members had an opportunity to interact with the growing community. As a result, prior to Covid-19, the calendar was full of  get togethers for members to enjoy on a weekly basis. 

The community has great ideas and plans for the future. You can find out about them by reading this website.  We have a private community Facebook group and a members only Meetup where all events are listed (note: due to Covid-19 our Meetup group is on hold). If you’d like to join us, please review the information on our How To Join pages.  

Don’t Wait Any Longer. Start Forging Your Own Path Today!

 © Widowed Friends 2021